Spurs draft picks strong in 106-96 win over Hornets

July 07, 2019 - 5:28 pm

The San Antonio Spurs' draft picks are stepping up in the NBA Summer League.

Second-round picks Keldon Johnson and Quinndary Weatherspoon each scored 19 points and first-rounder Luka Samanic added 16 to lead the Spurs to a 106-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.

Ben Moore scored 17 points and had eight rebounds for the Spurs (1-1), who shot 51 percent from the field.

The Spurs had three picks in the top 49 in the NBA draft and will be counting on them in what is expected to be a highly competitive Western Conference.

Samanic, the 19th overall pick, was 5 of 10 from the field with two 3-pointers and had four rebounds for Spurs Summer League coach Becky Hammon.

The Hornets, who are playing without their first-round pick PJ Washington due to a foot injury, got 23 points and seven rebounds from Miles Bridges, who competed in last year's dunk contest. Cody Martin, the team's second-round pick, had 15 points while Dwayne Bacon and Josh Perkins each added 14 for the Hornets (1-1).


Jacob Evans scored 24 points and Jordan Poole added 21, and the Warriors held off the Raptors in a matchup of two franchises that reached the NBA Finals last month.

The Warriors (1-1) shot 44 percent from behind the 3-point arc.

The Raptors were led by 21 points and 13 rebounds from Chris Boucher. Jordan Lloyd added 11 points for Toronto (0-1).


Rodions Kurucs and Dzanan Musa each scored 15 points as the Nets (1-1) pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Team Croatia.

The Nets won despite shooting 5 of 22 from 3-point range.

Croatia (0-2) was led by 12 points from Roko Badzim and 11 each from Zeljko and Marjan Vukovic.


The Timberwolves spoiled DeAndre Hunter's Summer League debut, cruising past Atlanta.

Josh Okogie led Minnesota with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Keita Bates-Diop added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Minnesota won despite shooting just 37 percent from the field.

Omari Spellman led the Hawks with 16 points and eight rebounds. Hunter, the No. 4 pick in the draft out of Virginia, was limited to six points in 20 minutes on 2-of-8 shooting in 20 minutes.


Terence Davis was 8 of 13 from the field with five 3-pointers and finished with 22 points, five rebounds and three assists to lead the Nuggets (1-0) past the Magic. Brandon Goodwin had 16 points and seven rebounds, while Vlatko Cancar added 12 points.

Behind Davis, Denver made 11 3s.

Orlando was led by Erik McCree's 17 points. DaQuan Jeffries and Amile Jefferson each had 13 for Orlando (0-1).


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